St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Notices_Fourth Sunday in Lent — Mothering Sunday ‑19th March 2023


Con­grat­u­la­tions to Andrew Reddy and Steph­en Gates who have been elec­ted by Fr Jeff to Par­ish Council.


Sim­nel Cake: In cel­eb­ra­tion of Moth­er­ing Sunday, Sim­nel cake is avail­able for every­one to share.  Fr Jeff will bless it and it will be dis­trib­uted at morn­ing tea.  A very big thank you to our cooks.


New Big Roster now avail­able – cop­ies avail­able in church foy­er and on the Com­munity Resource Centre table.


NEXT SUNDAY: Palm Cross Mak­ing after morn­ing tea.  No exper­i­ence neces­sary.  Instruc­tions and assist­ance provided.  Every­body is invited to come join in this yearly St Luke’s com­munity event.



Sat­urday 25th March – NSW State Elec­tions:

The Elect­or­al Office is hir­ing our hall from 3 p.m. Fri­day 24th to mid­night on Sat­urday 25th March.   The hall is there­fore not avail­able for use at this time.

A BBQ provided by the Chiew fam­ily & volun­teers will be avail­able on the day.

Our cake stall has also been approved by the Elect­or­al Com­mis­sion and will be held in the car­park from 9am until the cakes sell out.

Help is needed, as well as cakes, slices, or bis­cuits for sale.  Small cup­cakes, muffins, banana, date or wal­nut loaves sell best.

As there will be lim­ited room in the car­park, there will only be one table with cakes and some jams, pre­serves & curds made by Lea MacNeil.

Please note:  Goods can only be brought in on the day for sale as there is nowhere to store them overnight.

A cake stall roster for 2 hourly inter­vals is in the hall on the notice board.  If you are avail­able to help sell cakes please put your name down on one of the 2‑hours slots.  Any help at all would be much appreciated!



Sat 25th March @ 7pm – ‘Splend­our & Mys­tery’ — Sydney Cham­ber Choir

Ver­brugghen Hall, Sydney Con­ser­vat­ori­um of Music

Tick­ets: or call 1300 661 738



Thurs 30 Mar @ 2 PM (NSW, Vic and Tas time) - Zoom ABM East­er Appeal:

Hear dir­ectly from the Bish­op of North Queens­land and seni­or clergy and laity about the excit­ing work our East­er Appeal will be funding.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to receive the notes and record­ing from the event, please email or phone 1300 302 663.

RSVPs must be received by MIDDAY Wed­nes­day 29 March



Wed 5th April (Wed­nes­day in Holy Week) — 2023 Chrism Eucharist: 

Held at Christ Church St Laurence, George St, Sydney, at 11.00am.

Bish­op Michael Stead will be the cel­eb­rant.  A gen­er­al invit­a­tion is exten­ded to clergy, par­ish read­ers and parish­ion­ers to attend the ser­vice.  All clergy and par­ish read­ers are invited to robe and renew their vows dur­ing the liturgy.

A light lunch will be served fol­low­ing the service.

Please RSVP (with any spe­cif­ic diet­ary require­ments) to for cater­ing pur­poses by Wed­nes­day 29 March. 



Sat­urday 8th April – Par­ish Work­ing Bee in read­i­ness for Easter.

Please come at 9.30am if you can spare an hour or two – either in the church, hall, kit­chen or garden.



Len­ten Study2023 ABM Len­ten resource: “The ima­gin­ary Door­way: Stor­ies and stud­ies from the Gos­pel of Inclu­sion”.

Wed­nes­days after 10.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom.

Please con­tact Fr Jeff at for the zoom link.



Cas­u­al Opshop Volun­teers Required: The OpShop needs volun­teers to work in the shop on a cas­u­al basis.  Cas­u­al volun­teers provide relief for oth­er volun­teers who are on leave or away for some reas­on.  Gen­er­ally, shifts worked are 2.5 hours either in the morn­ing or after­noon – Tues­day to Sat­urday — in a very friendly and cooper­at­ive work­ing envir­on­ment.  Please see Andy Ser­afin for fur­ther information.



A par­ish week­end retreat is planned to be held after East­er (Week­end of 21st-23rd April – date to be con­firmed), at The Old Mon­as­tery at Stroud.  Please let the Rect­or or War­dens know if you are interested.




Future Dates for your Diary:

Sunday 2nd April — Palm Sunday at 9.30 am with Procession.

Thursday 6th April — Maun­dy Thursday at 7.30 pm.

Fri­day 7th April — Good Fri­day at 9.30am and 12pm Sta­tions of the Cross.

Sunday 9th April — East­er Day at 9.30 am.

Sunday 7th May – Myan­mar Lunch Fun­draiser for ABM.



ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and clean­ing items: A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for donations.


Food for our worms – Leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  Please remem­ber to remove the strings from teabags.  (NB — no dairy, cit­rus, onions or meat please).  Worm cast­ings are avail­able.  See Fr Jeff.


Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.  All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre; Edi & Oscar Dav­is; Susan Deas; John Dick­son; Kathy Drum­mond; Dav­id Dun­lop; Steph­en Gates & Andrew.

Monday: Michael, Eliza­beth, Thomas, Elean­or & Nich­olas Fleming.

Tues­day: Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Kev­in Green; Peter Gil­bert & Fred Narnolo.

Wed­nes­day: Joyce Grant; Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia; and Richard Hagan & Som.

Thursday: Selina Hardy & John; Susan Hill, and Janet Broady & Alex.

Fri­day: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pas­tor­al care min­istry at Bank­stown Hos­pit­al and all those he min­is­ters to.

Sat­urday: Almighty God, we pray for those in Tur­key and Syr­ia who are suf­fer­ing fol­low­ing the dev­ast­at­ing earth­quake.  We pray for heal­ing and good med­ic­al care for those who have been injured.  For those who have lost homes and pos­ses­sions, please meet their daily needs for food, clean water and shel­ter and com­fort those who mourn the loss of loved ones.  And bless all who are on the ground help­ing those impacted.  Amen.



Pray­ers for the sick: Stu­art Grigg; (Fr) John Bowen; (Fr) Philip Brad­ford; Janet Walms­ley; Tony Brown­low; Pau­line Newell; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Val Thomas; Kev­in Tib­bey; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phil­lips; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Peter Crook; James Baker; Broth­er Don­ald; Bax­ter Min­gis-Per­kins; and Joan Dale.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Ray­mond Taylor; Boleslaw Jurczyk; Joan Bur­ton; Bessie O’Reilly; Beryl Good­man; Don­ald Mof­fat; Edith Spur­ri­er; Elsie Dav­is; and Wendy Clarke.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 20th: Joseph, Hus­band of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary; and Cuth­bert of Lindis­farne, Bish­op, and mis­sion­ary (d. 687); 21st: Thomas Cran­mer, Arch­bish­op of Can­ter­bury, mar­tyr and litur­gist (d. 1556); 22nd: Thomas Ken, Bish­op of Bath and Wells, teach­er (d. 1711); and 24th: Paul Cou­tur­i­er, ecu­men­ist (d. 1953).



Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his fam­ily; Andrew Strat­golda; Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Peter Cinelli; and Singla Pallav.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: The Annun­ci­ation to the Blessed Vir­gin Mary

First Read­ing: Isai­ah 7.10–14                 Psalms: 40.6–13

Second Read­ing: Hebrews 10.4–10         Gos­pel: Luke 1.26–38



ABM Lent & Good Fri­day Appeal 2023

Envel­opes are avail­able in the church foy­er to place on the col­lect plate Or Scan the QR code to make a dona­tion online.

You can also donate online at